Frankford: Looking at PhillyRising One Year Later

Frankford: Looking at PhillyRising One Year Later

Dec. 6, 2012

Vacant buildings have become spaces for art galleries, overgrown brush in parks has been trimmed, vacant lots have been cleared from short dumping and victory gardens at local schools have been planted since PhillyRising first took roots in the revitalization efforts in Frankford last year. PhillyRising originally began as a pilot program in 2010 and since has expanded to cover six different divisions in Philadelphia that are facing issues associated with community disorder such as crime, violence, empty lots and drugs. It began its division in Frankford in April 2011.

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